Romeo and Juliet essay

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A critical essay on who is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet essay
1 Introduction
1.1 In the play "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare. It is about two teenage lovers, from enemy families, who are forced to suicide. Shakespeare explores explores the theme of teenage love and family feud. Several characters contribute to the unfolding tragedy and must take portions of the blame. Th audience is left to decide who is mostly to blame or if it is just fates fault.
2 1 - Nurse
2.1 The first person that could be blamed is Juliet's nurse. She is her wet nurse, so with this physical bond of her breast feeding her, she seems more of a more to Juliet than her her real mother. The Nurse was one of the only people to know what was going on between Romeo and Juliet. As a responsible adult, she should have been faithful to her employees and told her parents. "there stays a husband to make you a wife." This shows that the nurse was going to go along with the wedding, and encouraging the love and rushing them into it, without telling the parents anything. Nurse was also changing side of the arguments, at one point she was approving the mariage, and the next minute she thought she should marry Paris even though Juliet was married to Romeo. Whilst doing this the nurse knew if she would marry Paris she would be doing the act of bigimy, being married to two people at once. This would could have sent Juliet to jail and worse she would spend her afterlife in hell
3 2 - Friar Lawrence
3.1 Friar Lawrence can be called the culprit for the tragic deaths for many reasons. He should just said no to the wedding because it wouldn't have escalated so much. The Friar only went along wit the wedding because he thought he could sort out the family feud. After he married them he didn't even tell the parents about the wedding. "For this alliance may so happy prove. To turn your households' rancour to pure love" ...
4 Who is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet?
5 Mercutio and Tybalt
5.1 Tybalt kills mercutio which enrages Romeo to kill Tybalt meaning he gets banished
5.2 Mercutio provokes tybalt
5.2.1 "Tybalt you rat catcher
5.3 Mercutio takes Romeo to the ball
5.3.1 So he falls in love with Juliet which leads on to everything in the play
6 Fate
6.1 Fate is a predetermined course of events decided by a supernatural power
6.2 It is fate that Juliet woke up after Romeo killed himself
6.3 It is fate that he fell madly in love with the one person he shouldn't have
6.4 It is fate that the two lovers had to come from enemy families
6.5 It is fate that Romeo and Tybalt were at the same place on the day they all died

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